Q: Is the GRE required for admission?
A: Yes, the GRE general test is required and the subject test in psychology is not. The institution code for the GRE test is 2548 .
Q: Can I apply before taking the GRE's? Can I combine my GRE scores?
A: Yes, but it is not advised. Competitive applications are complete and scores cannot be combined.
Q: I am an international student attending a college or university in the United States, do I have to take the TOEFL?
A:Yes, all applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL.
Q: Should I have my letters of recommendation and transcripts submitted on-line or mailed?
A: It is to your advantage to have your application file on-line. It's easier to review your file. If you decide to mail your transcripts and letters of recommendation, please mail to:
Department of Psychology
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2500
Q: How do I decide which program to apply to?
A: In most cases the decision will be clear once you have read about the faculty research interests in Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive/Experimental Psychology, and Social and Health Psychology.
Q: What should I include in my Personal Statement?
A: Make sure to include a description of your interests and research experiences. Be sure to mention specific members of our faculty whom you think would be appropriate mentors for you as you pursue these interests at Stony Brook.
Q: If I applied last year and want to reapply this year, what do I need to do?
A:You need to apply again through the Graduate School on-line application system, Apply Yourself. Only GRE scores can be transferred.
Q: How are students notified about admission or rejection?
A: Students will be notified of offers of admission by April 15. Notification is by mail and is often preceded by a phone call or email from the faculty mentor. If you have not heard anything by early April, you may be on our waiting list -- please be patient! Rejection notice is sent by email.
Q: What if I already have a Master's degree in
A: A limited number of your course credits may be transferred to our department. Decisions about credit transfer are made on an individual basis after an offer of admission is made.
Q: Is it possible to just take a few graduate
A: Most courses are designed for full-time graduate students; however, with the advance permission of the instructor, sometimes a non-matriculated student is admitted to a psychology graduate course. In addition to contacting the instructor, you will need to contact the School of Professional Development at 632-7050 and fill out a part-time non-matriculated application.